The children of Fifi’s Tots Preschool has a very special visitor on Friday last when Brendan Maher called in with the Liam Mc Carthy cup.
The children were very excited to meet their hero and get to hold the cup.
A big thank you to Brendan for sparing us a few minutes from his hectic schedule and showing us the cup.
Nearly as big as him!
Brendan with his niece Eve
Some day it could be one of these lads bringing Liam home!
Liam in St. Patrick’s BNS
First and Second Classes with their heroes!
Fifth and Sixth Class
There was a great sense of occasion at St. Patrick’s BNS on Friday when Paddy, Brendan, Gearóid, Seamus, David, James and Jody (The Magnificent Seven) visited with The Liam Mc Carthy Cup and the Cross of Cashel. The boys were delighted to meet their heroes, hear them talk and avail of the opportunity to ask questions. All at the school would like to thank the hurlers for making the occasion so special and wish them every success in the future. We hope that this is the first of many visits now that the cups have come home.
Even St. Patrick dressed up for the occasion!
St Joseph’s had seven hurlers on the senior panel and one on the U21s. They received a great reception at 11am on Friday 17th, with words from Padraig O Shea, School Manager, Catheriona Ryan, Principal, Rev D Clifford, Patron of the GAA, Kevin McCarthy Games teacher and Brendan Maher on behalf of the players. A small presentation was made to the players following the speeches.
James and Paddy receiving their gifts.
Miss Deirdre Harrison and Mrs Catherine Ryan with our local heroes and the winning trophy and cup.
U14 Hurling County Champions: Borris-Ileigh became U14B County Champions last Saturday with a magnificent display to record a win over Gortnahoe Glengoole in the final at the Ragg on a score line of 4-13 to 0-4. An early goal provided the good start we had hoped for and we never looked back after that and with solid displays once again throughout the team we led by 2-9 to 0-2 at halftime. Two quick points from Gortnahoe at the start of the second half focussed the minds once again and the lads settled down to close out the game. Well done to Gortnahoe who never gave up trying and played some lovely hurling throughout. The final whistle was greeted with great celebrations from players and the large crowd of Borris-Ileigh supporters present. Neil Ryan secretary of the County Bord na nOg presented the Cup to Captain Sam Devaney on behalf of the Borris-Ileigh Panel. Well done to all the players on the panel who deserve great credit for the effort and dedication they have put in throughout the year. Well done also to Brendan, Michael and Ruairi who have worked very hard with these players over a number of years and last Saturday’s win was just reward.
Sam Devaney accepting the cup on behalf of the panel.
Presentation of Jersies to the U14 panel: The Juvenile Club wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the following local businesses in Borrisoleigh who sponsored a set of jerseys for our U14 county finalists, M & J Gleeson, Hurleys Gala shop, Shanahans Centra and Tipperary Co-op. Representatives from each, Frank Cooney, Tom Hurley (representing Donal Hurley), Sean Shanahan and Martin Costello presented the jerseys to the panel the night before the game and the young players were delighted to receive them and are very appreciative of the support and generosity received from our local sponsors.
U12 Plate: We have qualified for the Plate final against Shannon Rovers, date, time and venue will be notified to players at training.
U16 Hurling: Our championship run came to an end in the quarter final play off against Portroe last Monday evening in Dolla. Well done to all the U16 panel who trained hard throughout the year and to the mentors P.J Ryan, Jimmy Slattery, Francis Doolan and Tom Hurley. Best of luck to those members of the panel who are in their last year U16 and who now leave the juvenile ranks.
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Borrisoleigh branch of Comhaltas are holding a fundraising night in Aid of Trócaire in Stapleton’s Bar on Friday 1st October starting at 9:30 pm. Donations greatly appreciated on the night. All proceeds to Trócaire.
Jimmy Chadwick, McDonagh Square R.I.P.
There was a thrilling conclusion to the night due to a three-way tie for first place. The eventual winners were Dan, Francis and Seamus Doolan and Pat Costello. In second place was Mairead Bradshaw, Michael Gleeson, Margaret Harty and Mary Tierney. In third place were Alan, Laura, Andrew and Sheila Ryan.
The winner of the All Ireland Hurling tickets was John Keane. Fr. Celcius Tierney, Holycross won the Tipp Jersey.
A big thank you also to all who helped on the night.
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This is Emma Quigley, Pallas Street celebrating her 4th birthday with her brother and her two friends.
Taking a break!
Residents of Pallas Street got a rare old treat when they were taken on a pony and trap ride by PJ Young.
PJ Young and his pony and trap are available for any charity events.
Borrisoleigh Pilgrimage to Medugorje
The Church of St. James in Medjugorje with the open-air sanctuary which is used to accommodate large crowds for Mass and Eucharistic Adoration.
On Friday 13th August, a group from Borrisoleigh led by John Connors, amongst who included Fr. Liam Everard, went on a pilgrimage to Medugorje, where since 1981 an estimated 45 million people have gone to meet the six visionaries who see the blessed Virgin Mary, & receive regular messages from her.
The pilgrimage lasted one week, during which the group had the opportunity of hearing four of the six visionaries talk about their visions of Our Lady & the messages she gives to them. One of the days also the group had the privilege of participating in a mass which was celebrated by Fr. Everard.
The Borris pilgrims take a welcome break at the top of Mount Krizivac which over-looks the village of Medjugorje
Fr. Liam celebrating Mass in the Church of St. James in Medjugorje
The Borris group with their host for the week Vesna, who visited Borrisoleigh a few years ago!
Pilgrims to Medjugorje taking a break in front of the statue of Fr. Slavko who died a few years ago while climbing Mount Krizivac. Fr. Slavko was an ardent supporter of the visionaries and has travelled the world proclaiming the message of Medjugorje.
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